Textiles made with spider silk weave their magic at Oliver Hoare gallery's latest show

Gabriel Berner, 27 September 2021
Antiques Gazette


Established in 1986 by the late dealer Oliver Hoare and run today by his son Damian Hoare and Ann Corne, the gallery’s latest show is no different, championing rare and curious objects connected to the natural world.

The Natural World runs until October 22 at London gallery space Cromwell Place in South Kensington with around 40 objects on show, from Chinese root sculptures and scholar’s rocks to ancient stone carvings, meteorites and imperial relics.

Rare is certainly the term used to describe the leading highlights: three textiles produced using silk extracted from more than two million golden orb-weaver spiders in Madagascar.

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